(Doing our best to bring you John Simon's reviews of plays he actually liked, this article appeared on Bloomberg, 4/10.)


Uncle Fester Flies, Gomez Tangos in ‘Addams Family’: John Simon


“The Addams Family,” headed by Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, is a glitzy-gloomy musical in which the quick and the dead are equally full of character, especially the chorus of ancestors that exhibits wonderful esprit de corpse.

It’s entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams, which once were a mainstay of the New Yorker magazine. You may have seen them adapted to large and little screens, but you’ll conclude that the stage was their destiny.

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